Beyond the Roof of the World: Preserving Himalayan Heritage Buildings
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Two guardians who work to preserve the High Himalaya’s last ancient palaces and temples will share stories on their efforts in a talk organised by Asia Society Hong Kong.
Standing over three miles above sea level and surrounded by the world’s two highest summits, Mount Everest and K2, the Tibetan Plateau has a solid reason to be called ‘the Roof of the World’. Yet in the last few decades, the dynamics in the region, planned and unplanned development as well as rapid global change have put the cultural heritage of these regions at risk.
For 20 years, the Tibet Heritage Fund have been working towards conserving, restoring and rehabilitating Himalayan architecture and cultural heritage, developing a community-based approach to conservation through working on more than 100 conservation projects in the region.
In 20 Years of Architectural Conservation Work in the High Himalaya – A Retrospect and Vision for the Future, Tibetan artist and architect conservator Pimpim de Azevedo and Yutaka Hirako, a Japanese architect, will speak on the work they do to preserve the Himalayan architectural heritage, and discuss their vision for the future of the place.